Faculty Profile

Helen Potts

Title
Principal Lecturer
Department
Sociology
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of North Texas, 2007.
Major: Sociology
Degree Specialization: Methods & Statistics/Org. Disorg. (Workplace)
Dissertation Title: “The Role of Social Capital in Organizations: The Precursors and Effects of Social Capital among Certified Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes”
MA, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2003.
Major: Sociology
Dissertation Title: “Conflict and the Use of Conflict Resolution/Mediation Programs in the Workplace”
BS, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2000.
Major: Sociology/Criminology
Certificate, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2000.
Major: Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Disputes
Degree Specialization: Certificate
Dissertation Title: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Current Scheduled Teaching*

SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2023
SOCI 3110.001, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2023
SOCI 3110.800, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2023
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2023
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Spring 2023
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 4950.001, Sociology Internship, Fall 2022
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Fall 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 5900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Summer 5W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.001, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.800, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 3W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2022 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2021 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.800, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus
SOCI 3110.850, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.001, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
SOCI 3110.950, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
SOCI 3800.950, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.950, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 3110.800, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 3110.850, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 4900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
SOCI 4900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.950, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2018 Syllabus
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.950, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.950, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2018 SPOT
SOCI 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 6500.001, Seminar on Social Organization and Disorganization, Summer 5W1 2017 SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.950, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2017 Syllabus
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W2 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 5260.001, Topics in Sociology, Summer 5W1 2017 SPOT
SOCI 3996.001, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2017 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2017 Syllabus
SOCI 5900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2017
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.801, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4260.003, Topics in Sociology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.900, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3800.900, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3800.950, Sociology of Work, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
SOCI 4900.715, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2016
SOCI 3996.001, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2016 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.003, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3110.001, Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2016
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3700.001, Sociology of Religion, Fall 2015
SOCI 3300.900, Urban Sociology, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3300.950, Urban Sociology, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 3300.900, Urban Sociology, Summer 5W2 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.004, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.950, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.950, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.004, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.806, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.841, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 3300.900, Urban Sociology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.950, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 3300.900, Urban Sociology, Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.004, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 4340.900, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.806, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.807, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.808, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.810, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.822, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 3300.900, Urban Sociology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 3300.900, Urban Sociology, Summer 5W2 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.004, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.900, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.003, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W1 2012
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W2 2012
SOCI 1510.200, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W2 2012
SOCI 1510.200, Introduction to Sociology, Summer 5W1 2012
SOCI 1510.001, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.004, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.006, Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SOCI 1510.002, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2011
SOCI 1510.009, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2011
SOCI 1510.200, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2011
SOCI 3300.001, Urban Sociology, Fall 2011
SOCI 3300.200, Urban Sociology, Fall 2011
SOCI 3220D.090, Quantitative Data Collection, Spring 2011
SOCI 3280D.090, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Spring 2011
SOCI 3200D.090, Sociological Theory., Spring 2011
SOCI 3800D.090, Sociology of Work, Spring 2011
SOCI 3240D.090, Qualitative Data Collection, Fall 2010
SOCI 3280D.090, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Fall 2010
SOCI 3330D.091, Social Stratification, Fall 2010
SOCI 4240D.090, Sociology of Sexuality, Fall 2010
SOCI 4260.090, Topics in Sociology, Summer 3W1 2010
SOCI 4880.091, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Spring 2010
SOCI 3800.090, Sociology of Work, Spring 2010
SOCI 4260.090, Topics in Sociology, Spring 2010
SOCI 3300.090, Urban Sociology, Spring 2010
SOCI 4350.090, Community Organization, Fall 2009
SOCI 4880.090, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Fall 2009
SOCI 4260.090, Topics in Sociology, Fall 2009
SOCI 4870.090, Social Research and Practice, Summer 3W1 2009
SOCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2009
SOCI 4260.090, Topics in Sociology, Summer 5W2 2009
SOCI 3330.090, Social Stratification, Spring 2009
SOCI 4000.091, Sociological Theory., Spring 2009
SOCI 4260.091, Topics in Sociology, Spring 2009
SOCI 3300.090, Urban Sociology, Spring 2009
SOCI 4350.090, Community Organization, Fall 2008
SOCI 4000.091, Sociological Theory., Fall 2008
SOCI 3800.090, Sociology of Work, Fall 2008
SOCI 4260.095, Topics in Sociology, Fall 2008
SOCI 5900.715, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
SOCI 4260.090, Topics in Sociology, Summer 3W1 2008
SOCI 4260.091, Topics in Sociology, Summer 5W2 2008
SOCI 4350.090, Community Organization, Spring 2008
SOCI 4000.090, Sociological Theory., Spring 2008
SOCI 3800.090, Sociology of Work, Spring 2008
SOCI 3300.090, Urban Sociology, Spring 2008
SOCI 4880.091, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Fall 2007
SOCI 4340.091, Social Psychology and Behavior in the Social Environment, Fall 2007
SOCI 3700.091, Sociology of Religion, Fall 2007
SOCI 3800.090, Sociology of Work, Fall 2007
SOCI 4000.001, Sociological Theory., Summer 5W1 2007
SOCI 4350.091, Community Organization, Spring 2007
SOCI 4880.003, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Spring 2007
SOCI 4880.092, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Spring 2007
SOCI 4350.001, Community Organization, Fall 2006
SOCI 3800.001, Sociology of Work, Fall 2006
SOCI 4350.090, Community Organization, Summer 3W1 2006
SOCI 4880.001, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Summer 10W 2006
SOCI 1520.002, Contemporary Social Problems, Spring 2006
SOCI 4880.091, Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Spring 2006
SOCI 1520.002, Contemporary Social Problems, Fall 2005
SOCI 1520.004, Contemporary Social Problems, Fall 2005

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Cready, C. M., Yeatts, D. E., Gosdin, M., Potts, H. F. (2008). CNA Empowerment: Effects of Job Performance and Work Attitudes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 34(3), 26-35. Thorofare, New Jersey: SLACK Incorporated. http://www.healio.com/nursing/journals/jgn
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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